The Ford Transit lineup is set to be updated for the 2017 model year, with ergonomic and tech features inspired in-part by fleet customer feedback.
Updates to the Ford Transit range include:
- Optional low-profile center console to facilitate easier access to the back of the van from within the cabin
- Optional heated front cloth seats, along with optional 10-way power-adjustability
- Available enhanced high-capacity upfitter switches: two increased amperage outputs, two battery hot outputs, and two unswitched outputs; output connector moved to behind the glovebox for easier access
- Includes heavy duty alternator, auxiliary fuse box, dual heavy duty batteries
- Base audio system upgraded to feature four speakers with a tweeter and woofer
- LED lighting improved, made standard on Ford Transit vans for improved cargo area visibility
- Optional passenger’s side power running board on Ford Transit vans and wagons without dual sliding doors
- New aluminum alloy wheels available on all Ford Transit variants with a gross vehicle weight rating below 9,500 pounds
In addition, the smaller Ford Transit Connect is receiving some changes come 2017, including standard SYNC 3 infotainment with a 6.5-inch touchscreen on the Ford Transit Connect Wagon Titanium. The system will be optional on the XLT trim level Transit Connect and Wagon. For the first time, even short-wheelbase Transit Connects will be available in Titanium trim, and reverse sensing, automatic headlamps, roof rails, and a 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat is being made standard on XLT and Titanium models.
Ordering for the new 2017 Ford Transit starts April 4th, with deliveries to commence in September. Orders for the 2017 Ford Transit Connect start even sooner, on March 14th.